The Evil That Men Do: FBI Profiler Roy Hazelwood's Journey into the Minds of Sexual Predators

by Stephen G. Michaud | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 0312198779 Global Overview for this book
Registered by tiatia of Fredericksburg, Virginia USA on 3/26/2004
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by tiatia from Fredericksburg, Virginia USA on Friday, March 26, 2004
Great for the Law and Order buff. Roy Hazelwood is a FBI sexual criminal profiler. Not quite a science or reference book, would have picked physchology or thriller as a category. It is gruesome by its completely cold telling of horific acts.

Journal Entry 2 by tiatia at Crystal City Mailboxes (Crystal Gateway) in Arlington, Virginia USA on Friday, March 26, 2004
Released on Friday, March 26, 2004 at Crystal Gateway 2 , Mail Boxes Etc. in Arlington, Virginia USA.

posted box on red table near mailbox lobby

Journal Entry 3 by wingResQgeekwing from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Thursday, April 1, 2004
I was releasing a couple of books in tiatia's book exchange box, along with a pile of BookCrossing information brochures, and this book caught my eye. Not only did this hardcover book not fit in the box well, it looked like an interesting book (albeit disturbing). I don't know if I'll actually get a chance to read this, with my huge TBR pile, but in any event I will pass it along.

Journal Entry 4 by wingResQgeekwing from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Wednesday, September 22, 2004
This book uses Roy Hazelwood's experiences to show the evolution of the current investigative tools and techniques used for violent sex crimes. Given the success of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, much of the material here is now pretty well known and commonly accepted. It was quite enlightening to be reminded that the investigation of these crimes was once treated very differently. Hazelwood's focus on research helped him develop new tools and techniques that have terrifically improved both the ability to capture these deviant criminals, as well as the reputations of the dedicated investigators who persue them.

Unfortunately, the author's tendancy to jump around significantly weakens the book. He repeatedly interrupts his descriptions of various investigations to insert details from other investigations. While it looks like he's attempting to show the parallels that enabled Hazelwood to develop his theories, it makes it difficult to keep the details straight and is sometimes quite confusing. Several times I found myself backing up and re-reading sections to clarify the point the author was trying to make.

This book, by its very nature, includes a great deal of disturbing material. Readers that do not care for violence or graphic content should be aware that they are likely to find this book highly uncomfortable.

Journal Entry 5 by wingResQgeekwing from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Because of the disturbing content of this book, I've been reluctant to simply release it into the wild. After a number of inquiries, I've finally found a new home for it. I will be passing it on to PrettyPoodle as soon as we can arrange a mutually convenient meeting.

Journal Entry 6 by wingResQgeekwing from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Friday, March 11, 2005
Going into the mail to PrettyPoodle today.

Journal Entry 7 by PrettyPoodle from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, March 14, 2005
Thank you so much for the RABCK!

Journal Entry 8 by PrettyPoodle from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, May 25, 2005
I was rather reluctant to start this book, thinking it might just be *too* graphic for my tastes, but I am glad I finally picked it up. I guess after reading 2 chick lit book back to back I needed a dose of reality.
I hesitate to say I found it enjoyable lest people think I am looney, but it was an interesting, though gory and graphic book.
Thanks again ResQgeek!

Released 17 yrs ago (7/10/2005 UTC) at -- By Post Or Hand, Ray/Ring, RABCK, Meet-Up in King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania USA



Journal Entry 10 by smartchickdina from Elkins Park, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, July 13, 2005
This was caught at a Bookcrossing meeting in KoP. Prettypoodle says it is an interesting read, so I'm moving this book to the top of my TBR pile!

This was an intriguing read and not nearly as graphic as I expected. Definitely something for the true crime buff.

Journal Entry 11 by smartchickdina at on Thursday, January 25, 2007

Released 16 yrs ago (1/27/2007 UTC) at



Look for this book in the hotel lobby.

Journal Entry 12 by smartchickdina from Elkins Park, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, February 1, 2007
No one picked this up, so I've brought it back to release somewhere else.

Journal Entry 13 by TITurtle1 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, April 23, 2007
Picked this up while browsing the book buffet at the Charleston BC Convention! It was nice to meet you Dina. What a funny coincidence that the book you were describing to me was the one I picked up LOL, even more so that we live so close to each other. You may see Sci and I if we can make it one day! :-)

Journal Entry 14 by TITurtle1 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, March 17, 2008
For the most part I enjoyed the book in the sense that I was curious. However, I did find myself falling in and out of interest at some times. When I read the first chapter, I really did think that it was going to move at a snail's pace, but it did pick up. It is quite shocking knowing what another human being will do to another...

Will be sending this to red-hotbrat for the Non-Fiction Swap. Hope you enjoy it.

Journal Entry 15 by redhot-brat from Delavan, Minnesota USA on Monday, March 31, 2008
Thanks Turtle. As a true crime, SS, & horror buff .... I'm sure I will enjoy this one. I even have someone in mind to pass it along to when I'm finished. :D

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